Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 1122–1123 | Cite as

Comment to: “Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL) Versus Traditional Liposuction: Systematic Review”

  • P. CenturionEmail author
  • G. Caballero
  • M. Weiss
Letter to the Editor

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With respect to the review article on Laser-Assisted Liposuction published by Dr. Pereira-Netto et al. in January 2018, I would like to share my opinion based on the experience I have with the use of laser in liposculpture treatment on more than 1000 patients and on the articles selected for this publication. I have been applying laser in liposuction since 2007 using many wavelengths such as 980 nm and 1440 nm, both with affinity and absorption for water [1], and in the last 7 years with a new wavelength (1210 nm) with affinity/absorption for lipid-rich tissues. This 1210-nm laser used on 800 cases also shows an advantage for the preservation of adipose tissue which has been documented and published since 2013 [2, 3].




The Senior Author of this letter reports non-financial support from DMC-GROUP, other from STEM CELLS & LASER TECHNOLOGIES, outside the submitted work; in addition, Senior Author has a patent null pending and the One S.T.E.P. (Selective Tissue Engineering Photostimulation) Trade Mark. Indecopi Certificado # 00101860. Peru.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Peruana de Ciencias AplicadasLimaPeru
  2. 2.Private PracticeLimaPeru
  3. 3.LimaPeru

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